Admittedly, I own too many pairs of Nikes for someone who’s only running errands to Target these days, but I am still a loyal subscriber to the belief that a little retail therapy never hurt anyone and activewear is no exception. At Cardinal’s it’s possible to sweat and shop brands such as Nike, Under Armor, Marmot and Columbia at the same time. Whether you’re popping into Cardinal’s for cardio or just having a look around, you’re sure to find the perfect pair of shoes for that half marathon you’re training for, an outfit that helps motivate you to get in gear or a pair of leggings that make you feel like you can take on the world (or at least your next workout). And if you only wear them to Target, we’ll never tell.
The Group Fitness
There are two times in life that I consider to be “the best shape I’ve ever been in.” One was when I ran high school track and logged more miles and more sprints than I care to remember. The other is when I was regularly attending a group fitness class post-college. There’s something about sweating it out with a group of people that pushes you to pedal a little faster, row a little harder or dig deeper into that yoga pose than you would on your own. Here you’ll find a whole host of group classes spanning all fitness levels, so whether you crave pilates, pedaling in a spin class or pushing your way through a high-intensity interval training workout, you may just find your new favorite group class. View the schedule here.
The Coffee Bar
What do you do after a workout? At Cardinal’s you “ReJAVAnate” at the coffee bar inside the performance training and fitness center. Their menu is packed full of items like smoothies, flatbread pizzas, panini wraps and sandwiches. It’s all made-to-order, and served all day. If it’s caffeine you crave, you can choose from a variety of house blends and flavored coffee. You can also order up your coffee shop favorites such as americanos, cappuccinos and chai tea lattes.
The Red Raider Zone
In Lubbock, we love our Red Raiders and it’s not possible to own too much scarlet and black. So before you get your guns up to cheer on the Red Raider and Lady Raiders during basketball season, or start planning for next football season, be sure to stop by the Red Raider Zone at Cardinal’s to stock up on Texas Tech gear.
In addition to the gear, the grub and group fitness, Cardinal’s also offers nutrition counseling, personal training and a running club–all the extra tools you need to reach your fitness goals this year, all in one place! Be sure to stop by this month and let them help you make 2016 your healthiest year yet!
By: Courtney Nelson
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